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Healthy Baked Falafel

June 29, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Makes 10-12 patties
Author Notes

Falafel, pita and hummus... three of my favorite things on a plate. Of course traditional deep fried falafel is great but definitely not healthy. Luckily I've finally created my own recipe for baked falafel which also happens to be vegan as well. These will freeze well too so you can always have some ready to go!

Nutrition Info (2 patties): 96 calories, 3g fat, 6g fiber, 5g protien

What You'll Need
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/3 cup fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 3/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon Flour
  • olive oil or cookingspray
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Add garlic, onion and parsley to food processor and process until finely chopped and combined.
  4. Next add the mashed chickpeas to food processor along with tahini, bread crumbs, coriander, cumin, salt, and pepper. Process until combined, adding the water 1-2 Tbsp of water as needed. You may need to scrape down the sides with a spatula in between processing.
  5. Once combined, empty into large bowl. Add the flour and mix, you should be able to form into large ball. If the mixture is too dry and crumbly, add a Tbsp of water. If it's too wet, add an additional Tbsp of flour.
  6. Form into 10 small patties (approximately 2 inches). Place on baking sheet lightly greased with olive oil or cooking spray. Bake for 5-6 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.

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